Saturday 23 April 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wayne Drinkwalter and Richard Greenwood in Los Angeles.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.
In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits.
Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Court Martial.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1966 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Wayne Drinkwalter: Canadian Football League defensive tackle (British Columbia Lions).
- Richard Greenwood in Los Angeles: California, USA; Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Napa Valley).
- Jacques "Jacq": Koumans; soccer player (NAC).
- David Tutera: TV Show Host.
- Matt Freeman: American bass player (Operation Ivy Rancid Social Distortion Basic Radio Downfall and Devils Brigade).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks
- The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
- B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
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